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Charles Claypoole

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Charles Claypoole is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of Latham's International Arbitration and Public International Law Practices.

Mr. Claypoole advises on a wide range of public international law and dispute resolution issues, including international investment law, international trade law, investment treaty arbitration (primarily under bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty), international commercial arbitration, UN, EU and UK international trade sanctions, EU and UK export control laws, State immunity, international humanitarian and human rights law (including Business and Human Rights), land and maritime boundary law, and the Law of the Sea.

London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Latham & Watkins' London team advises on the full scope of international arbitration matters, including multi-jurisdictional disputes, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and PIL matters. It stands out for its assistance to significant oil, gas and nuclear companies. Sophie Lamb QC is a global co-chair of the international arbitration practice and Oliver Browne is the chair of the London litigation and trial practice. The other names to note are Philip Clifford QC, PIL expert Charles Claypoole and Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, who divides his time between London and Hamburg. Samuel Pape and Robert Price are experienced associates. Former counsel Charles Courtenay left for Michelmores LLP.

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Public international law

Within: Leading individuals

Charles Claypoole - Latham & Watkins

Within: Public international law

Latham & Watkins fields 'a talented team of lawyers' with 'first-class' knowledge of public international law ranging from territorial boundary law, maritime delimitation to Law of the Sea disputes before the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration; international trade and WTO law; sovereign immunity; international humanitarian law and human rights. Its international sanctions practice continues to be sought for advice related to sanctions imposed against Russia and it has noted a steady growth in instructions relating to international sanctions on Iran and EU blocking measures. Charles Claypoole has a strong track record as an advocate in investment treaty arbitration, and is currently representing Ukraine in the largest treaty claim brought against it, valued at approximately $5bn. Sophie Lamb and Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert are also highly regarded for international arbitration.

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